Practice Directorate program highlights at the 2010 APA Convention

If you’re headed to San Diego, check out this list of educational opportunities for practicing psychologists during the APA Convention

by Communications Staff

This program list includes sessions during the American Psychological Association 2010 Convention in San Diego with which the Practice Directorate, the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice and the Board of Professional Affairs are integrally involved.

Wednesday, August 11

Pre-Convention Workshop: Advanced Topics in Parenting Coordination
Presented by the APA Practice Organization and the APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology
8:00 AM - 3:50 PM
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel      
Networking Reception to Follow at 4:15 PM
Registration required   
CE Credit: 7 hours.

Thursday, August 12

Full-Day CE Workshop: New Interventions and Perspectives for Practitioners Treating Those with Serious Mental Illnesses
Presented by Task Force on Serious Mental Illness/Severe Emotional Disturbance
8:00 AM - 3:50 PM
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel
Registration Required 

Diverse Populations in Disaster—Strategies for Delivering Culturally Informed Services and Enhancing Resilience 
Presented by APA Disaster Response Network, Division 31, and State, Provincial, and Territorial Affairs
2:00 PM – 3:50 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 26A

Meet with the Practice Directorate Executive Director, Katherine C. Nordal, PhD
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Practice Booth

Friday, August 13

Symposium: Listening to Our Colleagues—2009 APA Practice Survey Results:  Worries, Wellness, and Wisdom
Presented by the Board of Professional Affairs and the Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
San Diego Convention Center, Upper Level, Room 30A
CE Credit: 1 hour

Symposium: Telepractice – Addressing Key Issues in Telepsychology 
Presented by the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP)
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 29C

2010 Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Institutional Practice 
Presented by APA and cosponsored by the Board of Professional Affairs
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 5A

Symposium: Transitioning Your Practice Into Primary Care Settings – Strategies, Contracts, and Competencies 
Presented by Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP)
10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 29D

2010 Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions in Applied Research
Presented by APA and cosponsored by the Board of Professional Affairs
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 1A

2010 Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions in Independent Practice
Presented by APA and cosponsored by the Board of Professional Affairs
12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 30D

Symposium: Mental illness, self-assessment and insight among psychologists: Ethical Challenges in Self-Care 
Presented by the Ethics Committee, the Task Force on SMI/SED, the Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance, Division 29, and the Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology
12:00 PM – 1:50 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 4

Workshop:  Reimbursement 101- Resources for Our Members
Presented by Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP)
12:00 PM – 1:50 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 1B

Symposium: Electronic Health Records --- What’s Out There, and What’s Coming 
Presented by the Board of Professional Affairs and the APA Policy and Planning Board. Support from Division 31
12:00 PM – 1:50 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 30B

Symposium: Overview of Draft Guidelines on Parenting Coordination
Presented by the Board of Professional Affairs and the Task Force for the Development of Guidelines on Parenting Coordination
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 29C

Saturday, August 14

American Red Cross Foundations of Disaster Mental Health Abbreviated Training   
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel – Del Mar Room
Advanced Registration Required - Must be licensed

Symposium: Challenges and Opportunities in Rural and Small Community Practice
Presented by the Committee on Rural Health and Division 37
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 26B

Symposium: Expanding Psychology’s Roles, Influence, and Value Through Social Marketing
Presented by the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP)
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 29A

2010 APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology
Presented by APA and cosponsored by the Board of Professional Affairs and APAGS
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 33C

Symposium: Serious Mental Illness—Emerging Interventions and New Training Models for Psychologists
Presented by the Task Force on Serious Mental Illness and Severe Emotional Disturbance, Division 18, and CAPP
2:00 PM – 3:50 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 29B

Symposium: Practice Guidelines --- How, What, Why, and What Happens Next?
Presented by the Board of Professional Affairs and the Committee on Professional Practice and Standards
2:00 PM – 3:50 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 30A

Symposium: Social Media and Psychology – Opportunities and Challenges for Practitioners
Presented by the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) and the Board of Professional Affairs (BPA)
3:00 PM – 4:50 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 29A

Symposium: Clinical Treatment Guidelines ---Value for Psychology
Presented by the Board of Professional Affairs and cosponsored by the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) and the Board of Scientific Affairs
4:00 PM – 5:50 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 30D

Visit the 2010 APA Convention homepage for additional information on this year’s convention, including details on each program, registration, housing, and activities.